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As we reflect on the lives we lost and pay tribute to the families who still live with extraordinary pain, let us resolve to continue embodying the American spirit that no act of terror can ever extinguish.
President Obama, September 10, 2015
To mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, President Obama is asking all Americans to observe today as an officially designated Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, with acts of selflessness and charity.Read More
This week, the newest iPhones were released to the world. For most of us, it is a reminder that in an age of rapid technological leaps, it can be hard to keep up with the latest advances.
When it comes to energy, however, you can read about what’s new on the device that’s in your pocket. That’s because today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which explores the current state of technologies in key energy sectors and the R&D opportunities available in the mid-term.Read More
You start a new business funded by the savings of your family and friends. You feel a heavy weight. You work harder than you ever have to perfect your product, open your doors, manage your working...Read More
Guest blog post by John Siegmund, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration
As the summer comes to an end, millions of students are returning to campuses all over the country. A good portion of these students are coming from abroad. Did you know that the tuition and living expenses of foreign students make up an important services export? In 2013 the total came to $27 billion in U.S. exports, roughly twice the amount of a decade ago. The total number of international students has also grown steadily.
Cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog
The U.S. Census Bureau is the premiere source of data about America’s economy and businesses, and we’re committed to making our data more accessible than ever before. I’m pleased to introduce our latest tool in that effort: Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition.
The Coca Cola formula and KFC recipe are two of the most valuable, closely-guarded trade secrets around. But you don’t have to be a large corporation to have highly valuable trade secrets....Read More
All over the country, manufacturing companies and other organizations are preparing to host an anticipated 400,000 people who want to experience American manufacturing up close and in person. On October 2, 2015, the fourth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) will simultaneously increase public awareness about what and where manufacturing is, provide some with a pathway toward a new career, and demonstrate manufacturing’s value to the United States’ economy.
The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is the only federal agency solely focused on economic development. While economic development can take many forms (e.g., infrastructure, technical assistance, planning), workforce development is an especially critical tool to strengthening America’s workforce. Ensuring that American workers are trained with the skills they need to compete in the 21st century economy is a high priority for President Obama and the Administration, the Department of Commerce, and EDA.
Dan Madrzykowski, Fire Protection Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Since 1974, civilian deaths from fire in the United States have been reduced by more than 50 percent. Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities of firefighters are not being reduced at the same rate. In fact, the rate of firefighter fatalities on the fireground (that’s where a fire is fought) has increased. My research colleagues and I at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are looking into why.